Going Against The Grain When Your Family & Friends Don’t Believe in Your Dreams

What are your thoughts have your friends & family always been supportive to your goals & dreams?

Jay Colby

In today’s society, there are many societal expectations placed on us such as how much money we should make, where we should live, what we should eat and who we should date/marry. Whenever we choose to go outside this narrative and try something completely against social norms. We can sometimes be seen as a social outlier, because we chose a different path.

For example, let’s say growing up you always wanted to go to college and become a nurse. Then in your first semester of college and you’re taking an anatomy class and you realize that it’s not for you. You may want to leave school get a job and forgo getting your education to find your passion in life. However, the social norm is to pick a different major and continue in school, but sometimes we may want to go off of the path others have chosen for…

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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3 Responses to Going Against The Grain When Your Family & Friends Don’t Believe in Your Dreams

  1. motgpr2014 says:

    Very nice article. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Yes I’ve personally experienced this in my own family;however, I’m an adult and I have kids and our family members didn’t agree with decisions we made fir our kids. They thought it was a crazy idea. However, as a parent I can see the other side of the spectrum as well. you’re right we don’t want our kids to hurt or be rejected or disappointed if something that we feel isn’t going to work out. However, as you stated– a lot of times , our support comes from other people and not our families. Yes, people will change their tune once they see your success.

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  2. taylormitch says:

    Great food for thought! Never let anyone hinder your dreams!

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